Published Apr 9, 2012
Foreign films, indie movies, or maybe its just the popcorn. What's your favorite cinema?
"I moved to S.F. in January 1980 and already knew about the Castro from friends. Fell in love with the theatre decor..."
"…I moved to S.F. in January 1980 and already knew about the Castro from friends. Fell in love with the theatre decor immediately. I am not usually a …"
"…In addition to being able to actually eat and drink REAL food and wine, the seats are comfortable, they host SF's incomparable SF International Film F…"
"…The building is beautiful. The seats are comfortable. The projectors as lit well enough and the sound is always great (unlike many other theaters whic…"
"…Not too salty popcorn, frozen Mint Junior's, always the latest films that I'm interested in seeing, they bring films back as well!…"
"…i have been touring with my collection of short bike movies for 3 years. Due to the stranglehold most distribution companies have just getting a theat…"
"…The Stanford Theatre plays movies from Hollywood's Golden Age. It is so much better to see these films on the big screen in a theater than to watch t…"
"…Big old decco palace with attached multiplex and bar/restaurant! They show sporting events like super bowl world cup warrriors playoff gsmes America's…"
"…Unable to head out to San Francisco for good indies the minute they come out, CineArts is the next best option. They have fantastic movies usually a …"
"…Rescued from the obscurity of its previous life as a furniture warehouse, this theatre was resurrected by the City of El Cerrito. They serve very goo…"
"…Commuted from the East Bay valley for the last special Creature Features event and can't recall when we had a better time at the flicks! Attendees an…"
"…Bringing San Leandro back to life, The Bal is showing old favorites, cult classics, foreign flicks, independent films, and documentaries of area inter…"
"…This is truly the coolest Indie cinema, this place has a great wine selection, beer selection as well as on tap. great clean atmosphere, they show sp…"
"…Great movies, great events for members of the Institute, spectacularly stunning renovated interiors, classy all the way (bathrooms need fixing though.…"
"…We just spent the other evening at this theatre to see The Kings Speech - this is the greatest theatre! Beautifully preserved in old Hollywood style -…"
"…Despite the odd seating and limited size of some of the theaters, the films shown are exactly what I want to see.…"
"…Consistently good selection of films, good concessions, decent prices, friendly staff and near a BART stop-off.…"
"…I absolutely adore this place. The food is amazing, the ambiance is rustic and just right for the movies they play on the wall. GET DOWN HERE!…"
"…Like all Landmarks they stand out for their choice of film and their audience-friendly attitude. And they're local!…"
"…Best popcorn with real butter!…"
"…They have a raucous screening of The Room every third Saturday of the month. That alone sets it apart from any other theatre in the Bay.…"
"…State of the art technology used in presenting current releases and other special events within a vintage period theater atmosphere. Staff is wonderfu…"
"…I go to a lot of independent theaters and movies in the BA - since I was a young girl in middle school playing hookie to watch a film that was in town…"
"…Great neighborhood cinema and thoughtful programming choices. We need them to stay as a part of the film community fabric of San Francisco.…"
"…Aesthetically speaking, there are other theaters I would put above this, but this is where I go to see movies/documentaries that I can't see at other …"
"…At the Red Vic Movie House you will get the best popcorn and the best smiles. The wide variety of movies is refreshing from the current movies one wil…"
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